Cliff Dive Ceremony

Go back to 18th Century Hawaii when Maui's King proved his courage by cliff diving.

As sunset approaches, get a front-row seat for this ceremony at the Cliff Dive Grill overlooking the sea.

As a lei-bedecked youth lights torches throughout the hotel, a narrator takes you back in time to the 18th century, when Maui’s King Kahekili proved his courage and prowess by making numerous dives from the adjacent 40-foot promontory called Puu Kekaa (Black Rock).

After a dancer performs an ancient hula, the youth climbs Puu Kekaa, tosses his lei into the waves as an offering to the kupuna (ancestors) and, recalling Kahekili’s feats, dives into the ocean with sunset as a fiery backdrop.